Editorials

Man of the Year: Congratulations, Buddy Mangini

April 28, 2011
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The party given for Buddy Mangini. this years Kiwanian of the Year, was a testament to Buddy’s good graces as a human being and as a well-known and highly respected member of this community. And so it came as no surprise that one of Buddy’s good friends, Revere City Councilor Tony Zambuto, had his...

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The Easter Holiday: The Beginning of Better Things

April 20, 2011
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Just about everything has changed in our lives during the past few decades. Nothing is the way it used to be anymore. Easter, however, remains the year’s most hopeful holiday for Christians everywhere, bringing together family and friends for a great East dinner and the children for the search for eggs filled with candy....

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Thanks Mr. Speaker: DeLeo Steps to the Plate

April 20, 2011
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Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has ordered his leadership to officially begin discussing an expanded gaming bill at the beginning of May. We applaud the speaker for beginning this important push. This comes as great news locally, as an expanded gambling bill passed this year would likely lead to a casino at Suffolk...

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Man of the Hour – Menino is in Top Form During East Boston Event

April 13, 2011
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More than 600 people attended Mayor Thomas Menino’s fundraiser at the Logan Hilton on Sunday morning. By any measure, it was a huge time for the mayor who made remarks that on the one hand will keep him a contender for a possible next term while at the same time prevented his present term...

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Petruccelli’s Expanded Gambling Bill a Roadmap the Governor will Approve

April 6, 2011
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Our State Senator Anthony Petruccelli has filed legislation that provides for an expanded gambling bill that the Senate would likely pass and which he would like to place on the governor’s desk in a matter of weeks. Our Representative Carlo Basile has co-sponsored the bill. He is right to do so. Speed is of...

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Let’s Make a Deal – The Speaker and the Governor Appear to be Sitting at the Same Table

March 30, 2011
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Speaker Robert DeLeo appears to be coming closer to reaching an agreement with Governor Deval Patrick about what exact shape and form an expanded gambling bill will take. All signals are pointing to a dramatic increase in interaction between the governor and the speaker – and in fact, a meeting apparently held by the...

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Father Nazzaro – Boys & Girls Club Director is Making a Big Impact

March 23, 2011
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Everyday, Father John Nazzaro makes life just a little bit better and more meaningful, and safe, if you will, for East Boston youngsters lucky enough to attend the Salesian Boys and Girls Club which is housed in the former Dom Savio Hall on Byron Street. With 17 employees and a whole lot of interest...

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Positive Addition – Marshalls Will Be Good for the Neighborhood

March 23, 2011
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The news that Marshalls is moving into the Liberty Mall comes as very good news to the East Boston community. First of all, Marshalls is a first class, major league, big time retailer that needs no introduction here. The store stands for quality and price and is perhaps the top retailer of its kind...

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Catastrophe in Japan – Contemplating the Unthinkable

March 16, 2011
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Many, many thoughts go through our minds whenever we are watching the television news about the ongoing disaster in Japan. Never have we seen so close up and in real time on television what a tsunami can do – and in fact – what it has done. We are all in awe of the...

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A Great Spot – the Joy of Treating Yourself to Betty Ann’s

March 16, 2011
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There is no proper way to describe just how good one feels having a bag of hot donuts from Betty Ann’s in hand and transiting back to the office early in the morning. There is a lot of anticipation that goes with returning to the office, having your coffee by your side, reaching into...

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